Guide to The Hawaiian Islands : Kauai Travel Planner 2017-2018
Honu (Hawaiian green sea turtle) Greens are the most common species of sea turtle found in Hawaiian waters. Historically, green sea turtles have played a large role in the Hawaiian culture. There were families that considered the honu (Hawaiian green sea turtle) a ‘aumakua (personal family deity), not to be harmed. Artistic elements of honu have also been featured prominently in some cultures of the region, such as petroglyphs and tattoo designs. The Hawaiian green sea turtle population was in a steep decline as of the 1970s because of direct harvest of both turtles and eggs by humans. The population has grown steadily over the last thirty years after protection began in 1978. If you see honu basking on the beach or in the water while snorkeling, admire them from a reasonable distance and do not alter their natural behavior. Please do not attempt to touch, feed or harass honu in any way. Hawaiian Monk Seal Endangered alert! There are less than 35 Hawaiian monk seals in the waters and beaches of Kaua‘i, and they are one of the more endangered species in the world. If you’re lucky enough to spot a Hawaiian monk seal resting on the beach, please remember it’s in its home and native habitat. Please inform your keiki (children) and beware of the following practices: • Never approach a monk seal on the beach (stay at least 150 feet away). • Don’t throw things at a monk seal, shout to get its attention or otherwise try to cause one to move. • Please take any pictures from a respectful distance with the flash off. Besides being pono (proper), there are strict state and federal laws prohibiting the harassment of marine wildlife such as Hawaiian monk seals, sea turtles, dolphins and humpback whales. These laws are strictly enforced in Hawai‘i and have severe penalties if broken. Find more information through the Kaua‘i Monk Seal Watch Program at kauaimonkseal.com. Save the Date! July 21-30, 2017 good is nice grand is sublime Poipu Ocean Front Resort. Secluded hidden treasure located on the ocean. 1, 2 & 3 bedroom condos, full equipped kitchens. Daily service. Heated infinity pool, Jacuzzi spa. Walk to dining and shopping. Grocery service available. 2640 Puaholo Road, Koloa, Kauai www.whalerscoveresort.com 800-225-2683 whalerscoveresort.com 800-225-2683 grand hyatt kaua‘i resort & spa 1571 poipu road | Koloa, Hi 96756 800-262-1400 21 On a soothing white sand beach on Kaua‘i’s sunny south shore, 50 acres of discovery await. Unwind amidst lush gardens and meandering pools, hit the links at Poipu Bay Golf Course, savor delicious island flavors and indulge at Anara Spa. Savor Hawaiian classic elegance. 808 742 1234 OR VISIT Kauai .grand.HYaTT.com Hyatt® and Grand Hyatt® names, designs and related marks are trademarks of Hyatt Corporation. ©2016 Hyatt Corporation. All rights reserved.
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